Stains on kids clothes are as inevitable as the baby coming into the world. There is simply no way around it. However, this does not mean that you have to accept this fact and do nothing about it. In fact, there are a few stain removal products deigned for kids’ clothes that you can try that may be helpful in getting rid of the stain.
In addition, these tips may even work in salvaging some of your kids’ favourite clothes that have been stained by food.
Before we get started with stain removal from kids’ garments, let’s talk about how stains occur in the first place. The primary cause of these stains is food. Food stains come from grease, sugar, soda and coffee. Hopefully, young children aren’t consuming the last two, so we’ll focus on the first two – grease and sugar. If you use an absorbent cloth while washing the clothes that have been stained by these substances, the stains will disappear.
Next, you will want to use cold water. You do not want to soak up the stain with hot water, which will make the stain stay longer. Cold water will absorb or dilute most of the stain that has been marked. However, if the stain remains after you have cleaned them several times using cold water, you will then want to place a mild detergent (such as laundry soap) onto them, and scrub vigorously with a soft scrub brush.
You can also try using lemon juice on the stain to remove it. All you have to do is squeeze a lemon over the top and wring out the juice. For stubborn stains, you may want to try a mixture of lemon juice and club soda. This is considered one of the best stain removal practices that you can try. It does not take long to give your clothing items a fresh scent and make them look brand new.
Stains can also appear on your children’s clothes, even if you allow them to wear dark coloured clothes. As an example, if your child wears a dark shirt with white trousers, they are more likely to develop a stain that goes unnoticed than a person who wears white bottoms with a light coloured shirt. This can be an issue because fresh stains are easier to remove than those that have become established and set in.
Stains on clothing can easily be removed by washing the clothes in a bleach solution (such as the kind used for removing food marks in the kitchen). Afterwards, dry using a clean cloth. You may also want to try drying the fabric using an old rag or other material have lying around somewhere. Be careful not to allow bleaches too long to work, as they may take out some of the colour on darker materials. Once most of the moisture has been dabbed out, finish drying outdoors on the washing line.
Finally, you can try a stain removal product by purchasing a professional solution or trying other household items such as vinegar and baking soda. These household items can be combined to make an effective stain removal product. You can spray the stain away with a sponge or clothing, allowing it to set for about half an hour. There are plenty more ideas too available on the internet if you have a look around.